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  1. Thread: Drones for food.

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    Re: Drones for food.

    ...should be more tasty under the motive of Ochi Chernye ...
  2. Thread: Drones for food.

    by sesk
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    Re: Drones for food.

    Some guys from the Moscow forum prefer a roasted drone. You can see in the photo how it looks. They say good against cholesterol. Take a honeycomb with a large drone larva, shake out with sharp...
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    Re: Dry sugar feeding - who invented?

    I often read in modern Russian books about pieces of sugar during the wintering as forage, and the matter, as I understand it, is sugar in sand form. The book talks about lumpy sugar, which is...
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    Re: varroa heat treatment?

    This is the main problem when processing inside the hive. I tried this, but the effect, it seemed to me, was small: I used this procedure mainly for the forced last fly-by before winter. And, in my...
  5. Re: Varroa Does Not Feed on Hemolymph. Samuel Ramsey shakes up current knowledge.

    Probably, the mites have moved from the bees to brood, because larvae are more delicious for them than old bees.
  6. Re: Varroa Does Not Feed on Hemolymph. Samuel Ramsey shakes up current knowledge.

    In Russia, some beekeepers use the thermal method of release from the mites. The temperature of this treatment is about 117F. Only at this temperature, the mites fall from the bees and yours (80F) is...
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    Re: Insular insemination in big city

    Thanks for the info. It is not very clear from the description how it looks, it would be better to see once. There are plenty of the screens of different kinds. I used my screens, but only when the...
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    Re: Insular insemination in big city

    Thank you for your kind wishes, regarding this bee colony but, unfortunately, this experience was unsuccessful because of other bee colonies attacked them for the honey. The family was unstable,...
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    Re: Lesson learned - early hatching Russians

    Here in Russia the breed "Srednerusskaya" (Common Russian or "overage" Russian) is treated like very "angry" and many beekeepers are very afraid to keep it, especially if there are neighbours nearby....
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    Insular insemination in big city

    A couple of weeks ago I cut off the last not gnawed mother-piece from one family - a small, you can say jerk, shook there nearly 200-300 bees from the honey combs (145), added 7 drones from a good...
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    Re: Dead bees for sale ???

    I made ointment from "podmor" (dead bees) from wax, olive oil and podmor. It smels not fine but looks it helps. I gave it to my mother when she suffered from neuralgic pain in the leg and it helped....
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    Thank you for the info, I never knew that.
    I'll often recall about sweat logde ceremonies working with my smoker!
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    Re: Cotton Smoker Fuel: Where does it come from

    You may try dry fungus mushroom that grows on birch or if you have just one-two beehives - punk of birch, alders, aspens.
    http://o-polze.com/grib-trutovik-polza-i-vred-retseptyi-prigotovleniya/
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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    Larvae must be young: between 1 and 1,5 sm, not before pupation, otherwise it looses healing effect.
    Yesterday I bought example of tincture. Cost nearly 4$ for 70 ml (57$ for 1 litre).
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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    Repeated post
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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    Well ... I see people here is far behind the wide tread of world civilization. What do you say if there is one thing that is said to have 10 times more potent than the of wax moth larvae?
    Here is a...
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    Re: Wax moth larvae tincture

    To say frankly I never used it too but after reading Russian beekeepers forum (http://www.pchelovod.info/index.php?showforum=86 ) I decided to ask here. Majority of Russian beekeepers think its a new...
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    Wax moth larvae tincture

    Not found in the search: somebody tried tincture of wax moth larvae? It is believed that well helps with pulmonary diseases.
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    Re: Dusting Hives for Varroa Mite control?

    I think 95-99% won't be back. I see the mites on the tray and theirs behavior shows they have no energy and ability to return to bees if only bees come down to pick up them.
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